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Honda, Harley-Davidson to offer demo rides at 2019 Honda AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days presented by Avon Tyres

Event takes place July 5-7 in Lexington, Ohio

Honda and Harley-Davidson will be on hand to offer demo rides on many of their current models at 2019 Honda AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days presented...

Racing registration discounts end July 1 for 2019 Honda AMA Vintage Motorcycles Days presented by Avon Tyres

Registration at the track will be $10 more

Racers planning to compete at 2019 Honda AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days presented by Avon Tyres have only until July 1 to complete the pre-event...

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Scott Summers to be co-grand marshal at 2019 Honda AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days presented by Avon Tyres

Joins Hall of Famer Bubba Shobert for July 5-7 event

he American Motorcyclist Association welcomes AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Scott Summers as co-grand marshal of the 2019 Honda AMA Vintage...

Seven members of JarHeads Motorcycle Club killed in New Hampshire crash

Suspect arrested Monday, charged with negligent homicide

The 23-year-old who drove a pickup truck into 10 motorcyclists, killing seven of them, was arrested today, June 24, and charged with seven counts...

American Motorcyclist Association to field team for 2019 FIM Junior Motocross World Championship

Three riders to represent the United States at international event

The American Motorcyclist Association announces the three riders who will represent the United States at the 2019 FIM Junior Motocross World...

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AMA Press Releases

American Motorcyclist Association objects to EPA increase in federal ethanol mandates

Agency announces 630 million gallons of additional ethanol for nation's 2019 fuel supply

AMA Press Release

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association objects to the announcement today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has raised the amount of ethanol to be blended into vehicle fuel next year by 630 million gallons.

The 2019 renewable volume obligations announced by the EPA call for 19.92 billion gallons of ethanol to be blended into the nation's vehicle fuel supply in 2019, up from the 19.88 billion gallons proposed in June. The agency required 19.29 billion gallons of ethanol in American fuel during 2018.

All of the proposed increase is in advanced biofuels—ethanol made from non-food sources—and ethanol from cellulosic biofuels, while the amount of ethanol derived mainly from corn remains flat at 15 billion gallons.

"By forcing more ethanol into our fuel supply, year after year, the EPA is increasing the risk for motorcycle owners, all-terrain vehicle riders and others whose vehicles are not equipped to use fuels containing more than 10 percent ethanol," said Wayne Allard, AMA vice president of government relations. "Higher ethanol mandates, coupled with proposals to sell E15 fuel year-round, will begin to push ethanol-free and E10 fuel out of the marketplace, much in the way E10 has marginalized E0, the fuel required for older and vintage machines."

None of the estimated 22 million motorcycles and ATVs currently in use are approved by the EPA to use fuels containing more than 10 percent ethanol by volume.

Studies show that most consumers shop for fuel by price, rather than ethanol content. And blends container larger amounts of ethanol by volume typically cost less at the pump than E0 or E10.

It is illegal to use fuel containing more than 10 percent ethanol in motorcycles and ATVs, and ethanol can damage fuel systems and engine components and may void a manufacturer's warranty.

The AMA recommends using the fuel specified in the vehicle owner's manual and urges riders to be extra cautious when selecting fuel at the pump.

The AMA also supports the passage of legislation to reform the federal Renewable Fuel Standard to better reflect the needs of motorcyclists and to protect their access to safe fuel.

Industry Press Releases

Husqvarna Motorcycles launch first ever electric motorcycle, the all-new EE 5

Electric-powered competition minicycle breaks new ground with pioneering design and state-of-the-art technology

Husqvarna Motorcycles are proud to launch the new EE 5 — an electric engine minicycle that continues the brand’s pioneering motocross...

Kawasaki announces 2020 KX and KLX motorcycle models

The KX250 is instilled with a high level of technology and KX™ DNA that makes it the bike that builds champions. Its power, handling and...

Coalition For Recreational Trails honors outstanding trail projects and state program

Eleven trail projects and a State Recreational Trails Program have been chosen by the Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) as recipients of its...

Husqvarna Motorcycles launch new generation MY20 enduro range

The all-new TE and FE range introduce major engine and chassis developments matched to premium technology and progressive enduro functionality

Husqvarna Motorcycles are proud to launch the complete range of MY20 TE and FE enduro models – a revamped line-up of competition machines...

1969’s ‘Easy Rider’ turns 50 by cruising back to movie theaters across America for two days only: July 14 and 17

Restored 4K version of ‘Easy Rider’ makes its debut at Cannes Classics before heading to U.S. cinemas

Massively influential and enormously popular, “Easy Rider” became the film event for an entire generation when it was released on July...

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